Ugo Fano UGO FANO PRIZE 2019
for Materials Science, Light Science & Life Science

Rome Dec 20, 2019
Venue: Marconi Hall (1st floor), CNR Headquarters, P.le A. Moro 7, 00185 Rome, Italy


Ugo Fano Prize 2019 and
Ugo Fano Symposium “Majorana Fermions and Quantum Matter for Quantum computing”


CHAIRMEN: Antonio Bianconi, Gaetano Campi, Augusto Marcelli and Andrea Perali


08:30-08:50 Registration

08:50-09:30 Opening
Annibale Mottana : Academy of Science XL
Antonio Valletta : Istituto per la microelettronica e microsistemiIMM-CNR
Paola Gallo : Roma Tre University Department Mathematics & Physics 
Massimo Capone : SISSA and CNR-IOM Trieste 
Claudio Pettinari : University of Camerino  
Michele Saviano : CNR - Institute of Crystallography 
Antonio Bianconi : The legacy of Ugo Fano and the Gold Medal 2019 

09:30-10:00 Luciano Maiani: La lunga vita del Neutrino di Majorana
10:00-10:30 Massimo Inguscio: Ultracold fermions: from Fano resonances to quantum simulation

10:30-10:40 Ugo Fano Prize Laudatio
10:40-11:10 Laurens Molenkamp (Ugo Fano Gold Medal Laureate)
11:10-11:20 Ugo Fano Gold Medal

11:20-11:50 Coffee break

11:50-12:00 Ugo Fano Prize Laudatio
12:00-12:30 Gabriel Aeppli (Ugo Fano Gold Medal Laureate)
12:30-12:40 Ugo Fano Gold Medal


13:30-4:30 Lunch time

14:30-15:00 Simone Montangero: The second quantum revolution
15:00-15:30 Chiara Macchiavello: A novel quantum computing model for an artificial neuron
15:30-16:00 Alessandra Lanzara: Spin Orbit Coupling in quantum matter
16:00-16:30 David Vitali: Quantum illumination and quantum radar

16:30-17:00 Coffee break & Poster session

17:00-17:20 Andrea Perali: A quantum complex material K-doped para-terphenyl: structure, and signatures of high-Tc superconductivity 
17:20-17:40 Roberta Citro: Majorana fermions in generalized Kitaev models
17:40-18:00 Floriana Lombardi: Induced unconventional superconductivity in 3D Topological Insulators revealed by strain tuning of the Dirac node
18:00-18:20 Y. Soh: Spin reorientation and magnetotransport

TOPICS: Fano Resonances, Majorana states, Majorana Fermions,  Quantum topology and devices, Topological room temperature superconductivity, Correlated disorder, Non-Euclidean geometries, Hyperbolic space, Coherence and correlations in living matter


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Winner of the 2016 Ugo Fano Gold Medal


John Pendry

John Pendry

Professor Sir
Blackett Laboratory
Imperial College
London, UK

Scientific reference:
J. B. Pendry, Negative Refraction Makes a Perfect Lens, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 3966 (2000)

Personal web page:

John Pendry has made seminal contributions to surface science, disordered systems and photonics. His most recent work has introduced a new class of materials, metamaterials, whose electromagnetic properties depend on their internal structure rather than their chemical constitution. Pendry discovered that a ‘perfect lens’ manufactured from negatively refracting material would circumvent Abbé’s diffraction limit to spatial resolution, which has stood for more than a century. His most recent innovation of ‘transformation optics’ gives the metamaterial specifications required to rearrange electromagnetic field configurations at will, by representing the field distortions as a warping of the space in which they exist. In its simplest form the theory shows how we can direct field lines around a given obstacle and thus provide a ‘cloak of invisibility’, which was first realised at Duke in 2006.





Winners of the 2015 Ugo Fano Gold Medal


Lev Gor'kov

Lev Gor'kov

Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida,

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida,

Landau Institute of Theoretical Physics

Scientific reference:
L. P. Gor'kov, "Developing BCS Ideas in the Former Soviet Union," in BCS: 50 Years, ed. Leon N. Cooper and Dmitri Feldman (Singapore: World Scientific: 2011), 107-126

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Photo Credit: Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

Lev Gor'kov

Mikhail Eremets

Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Mainz

Scientific reference:
Drozdov, A.P., Eremets, M.I., Troyan, I.A., Ksenofontov, V. & Shylin, S.I. Nature Nature 524, 277 (20 August 2015)

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